5 Reasons You Will Love Ghana

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I can think of 50 reasons why you will love Ghana. But here are just five to get you started.

5 Reasons You Will Love Ghana

1. Experience African culture minus any political strife or street hassles

As World Nomads wrote recently, “Ghana is one of the gems of West Africa. It’s a relatively stable country in a region not known for peace and stability.”

2. English is an official language

Quora user Sedem Garr writes that:

“If you plan on coming to Ghana and you’re worried about language barrier issues, you won’t have any problems at all as long as you are in the cities and towns. I have lived in Ghana all my life and can only speak English. It has never been a problem for me.”

3. There are direct flights to Ghana

The website tripsavvy has the details:

Delta Airlines has direct flights from Atlanta (ATL) and New York (JFK) to Accra (ACC), the capital of Ghana. The flights from Atlanta leave several times per week in the late evening, arriving in Accra mid-afternoon the next day.

Delta’s direct flight from New York (JFK) to Accra (ACC) leaves late afternoon, arriving in Accra early the next morning. The flight operates several times per week and takes around 11 hours. 

United Airlines has daily direct flights from Washington DC (IAD) to Accra (ACC). The flight leaves Washington DC in the late evening and arrives in Accra around midday the following day. It takes about 10.5 hours. 

4. The weather is tropical (but not oppressively hot)

From Trip Advisor:

Ghana enjoys a year round tropical climate, but it does have rainy seasons.  The coastal region (including Accra) has two rainy seasons, one beginning in March, and peaking in May or June, the other in September/October.  Even during the rainy season, Accra can still enjoy an average of 5 hours a day of sunshine.  During this period, the rain tends to be…thunderstorms.  Average temperatures along the coast are usually in the 75-90 F range.  In the north part of the country, there is a single rainy season starting in May or June and it tends to be significantly hotter as you go further north.

5. Ghana has natural beauty 

Kakum National Park is on coast of southern Ghana. It’s famous Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides treetop views of the forest. Kakum protects an area of rainforest, home to endangered mammals such as forest elephants, bongo antelopes and primates like the Diana monkey. 

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Lake Volta, encompassing 3,275 square miles, is the largest artificial lake in the world:

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Mount Afadjato rises just over 2,900 feet above sea level. Located near the Togo border, Afadjato attracts tourists because of its waterfalls and the community-operated nature reserve on its slopes.

The majestic Akwapim mountain range begins about forty-fives minutes outside of Accra, in Ghana’s Eastern Region. Aburi has breathtaking views of the lush, green mountains, which are often shrouded by fog in the early morning.